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knee

 (nē)
n.
1.
a. The joint between the thigh and the lower leg, formed by the articulation of the femur and the tibia and covered anteriorly by the patella.
b. The region of the leg that encloses and supports this joint.
2. An analogous joint or part of a leg of a quadruped vertebrate.
3. The joint between the femur and the tibia in an insect leg.
4. Something resembling the human knee, such as a bent piece of pipe.
5. The part of a garment, as of trousers, that covers the knee.
6. A vertical, often conical, woody projection arising from the roots of certain swamp-growing trees: cypress knees.
tr.v. kneed, knee·ing, knees
To strike with the knee.
Idiom:
take a knee
1. To kneel down on one knee.
2. Football To kneel down on one knee while holding the ball so as to down the ball, as in one's own end zone for a touchback.

[Middle English, from Old English cnēo; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

knee

(niː)
n
1. (Anatomy) the joint of the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella. Technical name: genu
2. (Anatomy)
a. the area surrounding and above this joint
b. (modifier) reaching or covering the knee: knee breeches; knee socks.
3. (Zoology) a corresponding or similar part in other vertebrates
4. the part of a garment that covers the knee
5. the upper surface of a seated person's thigh: the child sat on her mother's knee.
6. (Tools) anything resembling a knee in action, such as a device pivoted to allow one member angular movement in relation to another
7. (Tools) anything resembling a knee in shape, such as an angular bend in a pipe
8. (Botany) any of the hollow rounded protuberances that project upwards from the roots of the swamp cypress: thought to aid respiration in waterlogged soil
9. bend the knee bow the knee to kneel or submit
10. bring someone to his or her knees to force someone into submission
11. bring something to its knees to cause something to be in a weakened or impoverished state
vb, knees, kneeing or kneed
(tr) to strike, nudge, or push with the knee
[Old English cnēow; compare Old High German kneo, Old Norse knē, Latin genu]

knee

(ni)

n., v. kneed, knee•ing. n.
1. the joint of the human leg that allows for movement between the femur and tibia and is covered by the patella; the central area of the leg between the thigh and the lower leg.
2. a joint superficially similar to but not anatomically homologous with the human knee, as the tarsal joint of a bird or the carpal joint in the forelimb of a horse or cow.
3. the part of a garment covering the knee.
4. something resembling a bent knee, as a rigid or braced angle between two framing members.
5. a woody growth projecting from the roots of certain swamp-growing trees, as the bald cypress.
v.t.
6. to strike or touch with the knee.
Idioms:
bring someone to his or her knees, to force someone into submission or compliance.
[before 900; Middle English cneo, Old English cnēo(w); c. Old Saxon knio, Old High German chniu, kneo, Old Norse knē, Latin genu, Greek góny, Skt janu knee]

knee


Past participle: kneed
Gerund: kneeing

Imperative
knee
knee
Present
I knee
you knee
he/she/it knees
we knee
you knee
they knee
Preterite
I kneed
you kneed
he/she/it kneed
we kneed
you kneed
they kneed
Present Continuous
I am kneeing
you are kneeing
he/she/it is kneeing
we are kneeing
you are kneeing
they are kneeing
Present Perfect
I have kneed
you have kneed
he/she/it has kneed
we have kneed
you have kneed
they have kneed
Past Continuous
I was kneeing
you were kneeing
he/she/it was kneeing
we were kneeing
you were kneeing
they were kneeing
Past Perfect
I had kneed
you had kneed
he/she/it had kneed
we had kneed
you had kneed
they had kneed
Future
I will knee
you will knee
he/she/it will knee
we will knee
you will knee
they will knee
Future Perfect
I will have kneed
you will have kneed
he/she/it will have kneed
we will have kneed
you will have kneed
they will have kneed
Future Continuous
I will be kneeing
you will be kneeing
he/she/it will be kneeing
we will be kneeing
you will be kneeing
they will be kneeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kneeing
you have been kneeing
he/she/it has been kneeing
we have been kneeing
you have been kneeing
they have been kneeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kneeing
you will have been kneeing
he/she/it will have been kneeing
we will have been kneeing
you will have been kneeing
they will have been kneeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kneeing
you had been kneeing
he/she/it had been kneeing
we had been kneeing
you had been kneeing
they had been kneeing
Conditional
I would knee
you would knee
he/she/it would knee
we would knee
you would knee
they would knee
Past Conditional
I would have kneed
you would have kneed
he/she/it would have kneed
we would have kneed
you would have kneed
they would have kneed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knee - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patellaknee - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
kneecap, kneepan, patella - a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
musculus articularis genus - the articular muscle of the knee
genicular vein, vena genus - veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
2.knee - joint between the femur and tibia in a quadrupedknee - joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
hind leg - the back limb of a quadruped
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
3.knee - the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
leg - a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg

knee

noun
Related words
technical name genu
adjective genal
fear genuphobia
Translations
رُكْبَةٌرُكْبَة البَنْطَلونرُكْبَه
коляно
koleno
knæ
põlv
polvi
koljeno
térd
hné
ひざ
무릎
kelisiki keliųkelio girnelė
ceļgalscelis
koleno
koleno
knä
เข่า
đầu gối

knee

[niː]
A. N (Anat) → rodilla f; [of garment] → rodilla f
on one's knees, on bended kneede rodillas
to bow the knee tohumillarse ante, someterse a
a sharp pain nearly brought me to my kneesun dolor agudo hizo que casi me cayera de rodillas
the embargo has brought the country to its kneesel embargo ha llevado al país al borde del desastre
to fall on one's kneescaer de rodillas
to go or get down on one's kneesarrodillarse, ponerse de rodillas
to go or get down on one's knees to sbarrodillarse ante algn
to go to sb on (one's) bended knees (fig) → suplicar a algn de rodillas
his knees were knockingle temblaban las rodillas
see also weak A1
B. VTdar un rodillazo a
C. CPD knee bend Nflexión f de piernas
knee breeches NPLcalzón m corto
knee jerk Nreflejo m rotular
knee joint Narticulación f de la rodilla
knee sock Ncalcetín m alto

knee

[ˈniː]
ngenou m
He had grazed his knee → Il s'est égratigné le genou.
The woman got up off her knees and went over to him
BUT La femme agenouillée se leva et vint le voir.
to be on one's knees → être à genoux
He was on his knees → Il était à genoux.
to sit on sb's knee → s'asseoir sur les genoux de qn
to fall to one's knees → tomber à genoux
to bring sth to its knees [+ country, organization] → mettre qch à genoux
vt [+ person] → donner un coup de genou à

knee

nKnie nt; to be on one’s knees (lit, fig)auf den Knien liegen; on one’s knees, on bended knee(s) (liter, hum)kniefällig; to go (down) on one’s knees (lit)niederknien, (sich) hinknien; (fig)sich auf die Knie werfen; to go down on one’s knees to somebody (lit, fig)sich vor jdm auf die Knie werfen, vor jdm einen Kniefall machen; to bow or bend the knee (to somebody)(vor jdm) die Knie beugen; to bring somebody to his/her etc knees (lit, fig)jdn in die Knie zwingen; to bring a country/a government to its kneesein Land/eine Regierung in die Knie zwingen; he sank in up to the or his kneeser sank knietief or bis zu den Knien ein; I’ll put you over my knee in a minuteich lege dich gleich übers Knie
vtmit dem Knie stoßen; to knee somebody in the groinjdm das Knie zwischen die Beine stoßen; he kneed his opponent in the chester hat seinem Gegner mit dem Knie eins gegen den Brustkasten gegeben (inf)

knee

:
knee bend
nKniebeuge f; to do a kneeeine Kniebeuge machen
knee breeches
plKniehose f, → Bundhose f
kneecap
nKniescheibe f
vtdie Kniescheibe(n) durchschießen (+dat)
knee-deep
adjknietief; the water was kneedas Wasser ging mir etc bis zum Knie or war knietief; he was knee in muder steckte knietief im Schlamm
knee-high
adjkniehoch, in Kniehöhe
knee jerk
n (Med) → Kniesehnenreflex m
kneejerk reaction
knee joint
n (Med, Tech) → Kniegelenk nt

knee

:
kneepad
nKnieschützer m, → Knieleder nt
knee reflex
knee shot
n (TV, Film) → Halbtotale f
knee-slapper
n (inf)Witz mzum Totlachen (inf)

knee

[niː] n (Anat) (of garment) → ginocchio
on one's knees → in ginocchio
on one's hands and knees → carponi
to go down on one's knees (to sb) → inginocchiarsi (davanti a qn)

knee

(niː) noun
1. the joint at the bend of the leg. He fell and cut his knee; The child sat on her father's knee; She was on her knees weeding the garden; He fell on his knees and begged for mercy.
2. the part of an article of clothing covering this joint. He has a hole in the knee of his trousers.
ˈkneecap noun
the flat, round bone on the front of the knee joint.
ˌknee-ˈdeep adjective
reaching up to, or covered up to, one's knees. knee-deep water; He is knee-deep in water.

knee

رُكْبَةٌ koleno knæ Knie γόνατο rodilla polvi genou koljeno ginocchio ひざ 무릎 knie kne kolano joelho колено knä เข่า diz đầu gối 膝盖

knee

n. rodilla, articulación del fémur, la tibia y la patela;
___ ankle foot orthosisortosis de la ___ y tobillo;
___ dislocationdislocación de la ___;
___ jointarticulación de la ___;
___ protectorrodillera;
___ reflexreflejo de la ___;
locked ______ bloqueada.

knee

n rodilla; back of the — corva
References in classic literature ?
And was so touched and pleased by that confiding little kiss that all his crustiness vanished, and he just set her on his knee, and laid his wrinkled cheek against her rosy one, feeling as if he had got his own little grand daughter back again.
Since Seth had been a boy in knee trousers there had been a half expressed intimacy between him and the maiden who now for the first time walked beside him.
But you saved my life, Senor," he said to Tom, dropping on one knee and trying to kiss Tom's hand, which our hero avoided.
On summer afternoons he used to sit for hours on the sidewalk in front of his laundry, his newspaper lying on his knee, watching his girls through the big open window while they ironed and talked in Danish.
A tomahawk and scalping knife, of English manufacture, were in his girdle; while a short military rifle, of that sort with which the policy of the whites armed their savage allies, lay carelessly across his bare and sinewy knee.
A kindly eyed, sad woman with a basket on her knee smiled upon Andrews with the familiarity of an old acquaintance.
Oftener, though, you used to be sitting at the threshold, and looking gravely into the street; for you had always a grave kind of way with you,--a grown-up air, when you were only the height of my knee.
They will not climb my knee, nor prattle in my ear, nor answer to my smile, but stand apart, and eye me strangely.
He found favor in the eyes of the mothers by petting the children, particularly the youngest; and like the lion bold, which whilom so magnanimously the lamb did hold, he would sit with a child on one knee, and rock a cradle with his foot for whole hours together.
I had dropped, with the joy of her reappearance, back into my chair--feeling then, and then only, a little faint; and she had pattered straight over to me, thrown herself upon my knee, given herself to be held with the flame of the candle full in the wonderful little face that was still flushed with sleep.
You see, I have been about horses ever since I was twelve years old, in hunting stables, and racing stables; and being small, ye see, I was jockey for several years; but at the Goodwood, ye see, the turf was very slippery and my poor Larkspur got a fall, and I broke my knee, and so of course I was of no more use there.
The din of the glass crashing to the floor brought the fat Polish woman to her feet again, but another policeman came up behind her and put his knee into her back and his hands over her eyes--and then called to his companion, who went back and broke open the cash drawer and filled his pockets with the contents.